Future Electronics : The Conversion of Street Lights into Intelligent Sensor Hubs: Why and How to Do It

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  By: David Shushan, Field Applications Engineer, Future Electronics and François Mirand, Future Lighting Solutions The controls embedded even in the more sophisticated street lights in operation today have a rather limited scope: they may be used for dimming, according to a schedule or in response to measurements of ambient light; to turn the light […]

Future Electronics : Near-Field Magnetic Induction for Wireless Audio and Data Streaming

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  By: Jean-Daniel Wu, Antenna Specialist AE, Future Electronics Today, the magnetic induction technique is being widely used for near-field communication (NFC) and wireless charging applications. Compared to Bluetooth communication, which works at 2.4GHz, near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) technology can provide a more reliable, more secure, and much lower power radio link within, on, and […]

Future Electronics – Battle Royale! LoRa Versus LTE CAT M1

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By Matt Rose, FCS Wireless Specialist For the last few years, machine-to-machine and Internet-of-Things applications relied on 2G and 3G cellular systems for wide area network communications. As broad market consumers required more performance from their smartphones to stream the latest wrestling match video, these older protocols have become obsolete and high-bandwidth 4G-LTE has become […]

Future Electronics – MIMO: HOW DOES 802.11 BENEFIT FROM MULTIPLE-ANTENNA TECHNIQUES?

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By Jean-Daniel Wu, Antenna Specialist AE The use of multiple antennas based on Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) techniques is the key feature of 802.11n/ac, which in theory outperforms 802.11a/b/g by higher  throughput. Engineers who are interested in designing Wi-Fi modules are presented with the problems of whether 802.11n/ac shall be implemented and how much performance  improvement […]

Future Electronics – Three things to know about Near Field Communications

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By Matt Rose, Technical Business Development Manager Near Field Communications (NFC) is a type of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) that has recently become popular due to its inclusion into smartphones worldwide. With over one billion NFC- enabled devices on the market, the desire to add low cost connectivity to everyday products is increasing. A typical […]